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Supreme Court Clarifies "At Home" for Purposes of Jurisdiction over Corporations

February 2014
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February 2014 Client Alert

On January 14, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States issued Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S.Ct. 746, 760 (2014), which confirmed that "only a limited set of affiliations with a forum will render a defendant amenable to general jurisdiction." Daimler sharply limits plaintiffs' ability to engage in forum shopping because, absent "exceptional" circumstances, a plaintiff may sue in only three places: (1) the forum that has specific jurisdiction because the lawsuit stems from the defendant’s contacts with that forum; (2) the defendant’s place of incorporation; and (3) the defendant’s principal place of business. Read the Client Alert here.

This Client Alert has been prepared by Tucker Ellis LLP for the use of our clients. Although prepared by professionals, it should not be used as a substitute for legal counseling in specific situations. Readers should not act upon the information contained herein without professional guidance.

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